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if i had sex day before ovulation can i get pregnant

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Sperm are viable in a female's reproductive system for up to 5 days, so sex up to that long before ovulation can still result in pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is about a 10% to 15% chance of conceiving each cycle.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Ovulation: Because it takes a few days for sperm to swim through the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes any time after the day of ovulation means it is increa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Can I get Pregnant?: Yes. Of course. You do not need a physician, I am sure, to confirm that having sexual intercourse when you are most fertile can lead to pregnancy. Ov ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Actually conception is more likely when the sperm are present in the fallopian tube in advance of ovulation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: That's exactly teh right timing for getting pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Balcom
Specializes in Urology
Yes: Yes, ovulation releases an egg, so having sex shortly before, with 24 hours or so, or within 72 hours or so after ovulation is likely to result in pre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test : Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Timing correct: Your timing strategy sounds correct; though it's usually a better strategy to try before and during ovulation.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Unlikely but possible. "female sperm" swim faster and die younger but 'male sperm" last longer. 5 days would be unlikely but possible.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
For sure: Sometimes. It's a bit early if you are ttc, but it for sure can happen.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Ovulation: Yes. Of course. The time you are most likely to get pregnant is from sperm left inside of the vagina on any of the five days leading up to Ovulation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: An egg only has a short period of time to be fertilized, likely less than 24 hours. However healthy sperm may be able to survive for a few days in th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: That is the most fertile time of your cycle. While it isn't guaranteed that you will get pregnant, that is when we recommend that couples have sex if ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Possible: Because sperm can survive for 48-72 hours, and according to some reports up to 5 days, and since intercourse took place close to the time of ovulation ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : If you have sex the day you ovulate you can get pregnant. Chance is about 15-20%. If you had only had sex 5 days prior to ovulation chance is much sma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Very unlikely: Very unlikely.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Due to lifetime of the egg and sperm.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: This would actually be pretty good timing if attempting to conceive. However, pregnancy can occur with sex anytime during a woman's menstrual cycle.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Of course: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms is at risk of getting pregnant. If sperm is deposited in the vagina then pregnancy is possi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes, you can: sperm can survive inside woman's body up to 72 hours. so, the answer is yes, you can get pregnant. if you do not want to get pregnant, please be wise ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Probably not but....: It depends on how long your total menstrual cycle length is and how many days of bleeding you have. For a 28 day cycle you most likely ovulate on CD13 ... Read More

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